Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4781 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Prevent Restricted Emails from Submitting Plugins

Reported by: ipstenu's profile Ipstenu Owned by: dd32's profile dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


We have certain email providers (eg Yahoo) prohibited from signing up for new user accounts, due to bounce back issues.

This does not prevent _existing_ users with those emails from submitting plugins or themes. And sadly that means their reviews will fall off into the ether.

We should incorporate this list of prohibited emails from being able to submit plugins, preferably with a polite error that informs them their email host is non-compliant with sanity.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
5 years ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9255:

Plugin Directory: Add a warning/block to the plugin upload screen to prevent users with "unsafe" email addresses from submitting plugins.

"unsafe" emails on include domains we consider spam and those who reject all emails from us. As these users can't receive emails, we can't allow them to upload a plugin until they change to an email host which does accept our emails.

Fixes #4781.

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